Meet the Midway Animal Hospital Family! We’re pleased to provide exceptional veterinary care!

Call 352-795-7110 to speak with one of our professionals!

Robin Dearden, DVM – Owner

Education: University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Interests: Ultrasound, endoscopy, endocrine disorders

Dr. Dearden graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After being an associate veterinarian for a number of years and developing a wonderful clientele, she purchased the practice from Dr. K.C. Nayfield. Since becoming a veterinarian at Midway Animal Hospital, she has developed special interests in internal medicine and abdominal ultrasonograghy. She is married and has a handsome son. She also shares her home with several big dogs.

Olivia Inoue, DVM, MS, DACVS – Associate Veterinarian

Education: University of Illinois
Interests: Internal Medicine, surgery and Acupuncture

Dr. Inoue brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Midway Animal Hospital. She is a 1993 high honors graduate of the University of Illinois.

A long list of accomplishments follows her, to name a few she is a Boarded Equine Surgeon, has a BS with honors in Natural Science-Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, an MS with high honors in Veterinary Pathobiology-Molecular Microbiology from the University of Illinois, Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Acupuncture, as well as impressive lists of Research, Scholarly Writings, Professional Presentations, Teaching and Work Experience.

Dr. Olivia is a true and dedicated lover of all creatures. She has numerous special needs cats, she calls her own. Her professional special Interests are in Ophthalmology, Lameness, and Acupuncture.

In her off time, she enjoys Florida living, sewing, jewelry making and bead work, she also enjoys working in her yard and is most happy simply just enjoying the great outdoors.

John Peterlin, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Peterlin has been an important part of Midway’s evolution, he is well known and respected by our pets, clients and our team members for his dedication and thorough knowledge. His patience is something that stands out to everyone. Dr. Peterlin is a United States Navy Veteran and enjoys sailing, and nature walks with his beautiful wife. 

Stacie – Hospital Management and Lead Technician

Stacie joined the Midway team back in 2002. She enjoys living on her ranch with her horses, goats, Dogs, cats and chickens. Stacie is very creative and enjoys travel, equestrian sports, RV ing, boating, fishing, nature and spending time with family and friends. Her leadership to our team is above and beyond. If there is help needed, Stacie is always there jumping into whatever situation she’s needed. She plays a very big role behind the scenes and we are so appreciative of the hard work and dedication she brings to the team.

Danielle – Hospital Management and Inventory Manager

Danielle joined the Midway team in 1994. She has grown along with the practice and has joined our management team. She is a talented veterinary technician and continually helps provide guidance and support to our veterinary technician team. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals. Her passion has always been senior pet rescue. She really enjoys spending time outside of work with her wonderful husband and their two beautiful children.

Laura, CVT – Client Service Lead

Laura graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She started her technician career in Wisconsin in mixed animal practice, then transitioned to equine-only clinics. After a few years, she moved to veterinary product sales. She is happy to now be back where she started, working with the owners and patients here at Midway Animal Hospital. In her spare time, she loves to garden and tend to her flowers.

Amie – Client Services

Amie joined the Midway team in April 2012. You can find her as you walk in our doors, working reception. She is always smiling and making our guests feel welcome. She really enjoys working with everyone because: “We all take pride in what we do and the staff treats you like family.” She enjoys animals and all wildlife. Seeing our clients leave happy knowing their pet has been well taken care of makes her happy! She has an adorable daughter. She loves boating and being near the beach, whether it be fishing, snorkeling, or soaking up the sun, this girl always gives 100% and believes in living life to the fullest every day!

Kristy – Client Services

Kristy is one of our awesome receptionists. Kristy has many years of experience as a Veterinary Technician too.  You can find Kristy in the reception desk juggling our 7 phone lines, answering questions and setting appointments, she is always there to make sure our clients leave happy.  She has a beautiful young daughter named Ella who loves Disney just like Kristy and several pets including Labrador Retrievers and Cats.

Doreen – Technician

Doreen is our lab guru, and has been at Midway since 2002. She has three children, and two grandchildren. She enjoys going camping, boating, playing softball, bowling and working with animals. Doreen has a very important role here at Midway making sure our lab is running strong. We are also very proud and grateful that Doreen’s son serves in our US Military, thank you to him and all of our wonderful military!

Cheryl – Technician

Cheryl joined the Midway team as a technician in 2014. She has become a reassuring, familiar presence to many of our long time patients. Cheryl moved to Florida from Delaware with her husband to enjoy our beautiful outdoor weather and activities. Cheryl says; “I’m one of those lucky people who get to do what they love every day; working with animals and the people who love them- there’s nothing better.”

Debbie – Surgery Tech

Debbie was drawn to the field of Veterinary Medicine because of her passion for helping animals and the people who love them. You will find Debbie working in our surgical suite beside our Veterinarians. She utilizes her skills in advanced dentistry, general surgery, radiology and assisting Dr. Nayfield during orthopedic surgery. Debbie’s great knowledge and dedication is a huge asset to our surgical team. She has a son who also follows her passion for animals.

Jessica –  Technician

Jessica has been with us since 2017. She’s been a tech for over 4 years. Watching Jessica interact with our patients we’ve noticed that she brings a special gift of calmness when working in any stressful situation. She has a lot of knowledge and experience that has helped her become a very important part of our team. She loves horseback riding with her family and is a wonderful mother to her amazing son. Jessica’s special interest are working in dentistry and wildlife. You will see Jessica in a number of roles here at midway as she is very knowledgeable in all our departments.

Christian  –  Technician

Christian has been with us since January 2018. He has been a Veterinary Technician for over 10 years bringing valuable experience to our team. He is an awesome family man and recently had a little girl of his own! He has also traveled all over the world and in his free time he does professional photography. His favorite place to travel is Paris! You will find Christian, performing professional dental cleanings, working in exam rooms, pharmacy and helping to answer any questions you may have when visiting our hospital. We are fortunate to have Christian and the knowledge and fun he brings to the team.

Megan  – Veterinary Technician

Megan has been a technician since 2000. Megan is a serious Game of Thrones fan and LOVES cats! She has 4 of her own and does rescue work to help feral cat colonies. Her work specialties she enjoys are surgery and dentistry. On her days off she loves being a Florida girl and go fishing and horse back riding. She is also quite the artist! On her free time she loves to work on her artist skills. Megan brings a lot of knowledge to our team. You will see her working our rooms with our clients and pets as well as other departments here at Midway.

Theresa- Veterinary Assistant

Theresa was born in Ohio and called Beautiful Colorado home for 33 years. Sunny Florida was fortunate enough to welcome her in 2020. Theresa has a heart for animals and people and often shares adoration for her sweet husband, two children, one lucky dog and five cats.   She loves being outdoors, camping, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, and gardening.  Her quiet time is spent reading, drawing or painting. Theresa has a love for music and we sometimes catch her singing while she works. Theresa is pictured here with her magnificent Arabian stallion, Hassan.

  Brandie – Veterinary Technician

Brandie originates from Charleston South Carolina. She received her medical education in attendance at ACT and Concord Universities.  Over the past 5 years as a Veterinary Technician, Brandie has built her skills with a wide variety animals in many aspects of veterinary care. While she has a true love for all creatures, she can easily list her favorites: Owl, Pitbull, Sphinx cat, Cardinal, Turtle and the American Bully.  Brandie loves to bake, do arts and crafts and believes in self-care. Brandie is a mother of four, her love for her children is a constant driving force to set a good example and be humble. 

  Lily – Veterinary Technician


 Angel – Veterinary Technician

Angel truly enjoys being a Veterinary Technician as is evident in her daily work and the trusting relationships she builds with her patients. Angel is a fun loving moma to both human and animal children. Work and Family are top priority and Angel spends her free time hanging out with her Husband and children. Angel like most Vet Techs, has a collection of various personal pets ranging from Cats to Reptiles.  

Ozzy – House Cat & Blood Donor


Ozzy aka Ozz man has been the ruler of the roost since he came to us in February of 2011. He loves to get into things and make all kinds of friends. His favorite thing is drinking running water out of the faucet and playing with paper balls. Ozzy is living the good life here as a blood donor cat. His purpose is to step in take action and save a life if the situation arose.

Solly – House Cat & Blood Donor


Solly came to us in September of 2018. He has really made this place his home. He is usually spread out on someones desk, causing trouble all day!!! 🙂  He will also steal your food if you not looking. Ozzie and Solly have become great friends.  Solly is a great addition to our family!

Keeper – Hospital Dog & Blood Donor


Keeper is our awesome blood donor dog! Keeper came to us as a rescue in 2012 from the racetrack. You can see him occasionally busting out his moves and running laps around the yard. He loves attending morning rounds with the team that loves him so much. He is super spoiled with love and treats and especially loves peanut butter. Keeper is a special kind of hero for giving his blood to help others survive. We love our Keeper Grand !